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Lawyers in Trafigura case summoned to Appeal Court

Published:Friday | June 3, 2016 | 10:03 AM

Lawyers involved in the Trafigura case have been summoned to appear before the Appeal Court today.

The parties were asked to appear in court after the nation’s chief prosecutor Paula Llewellyn asked the Appeal Court to strike out an ‘appeal’ by attorneys for People’s National Party (PNP) president Portia Simpson Miller and other PNP functionaries.

The appeal has delayed the Trafigura case for over a year.

Llewellyn told The Gleaner yesterday that she filed an application for court orders on Wednesday.

She also asked the court to deal with the application as a matter of urgency as the long-delayed Trafigura case is scheduled to resume on Monday.

As a result, the parties are expected to appear before the Appeal Court at 2 o’clock.

The move by Llewellyn follows an assertion by Simpson Miller’s lead attorney K.D. Knight that he has a court order barring High Court Judge Justice Lennox Campbell from going ahead with the Trafigura case on Monday.

However, Llewellyn said her office was of the view that there was nothing in place to prevent the case from resuming on Monday.